University of Massachusetts Lowell Riverhawk Marching Band

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Marching Band
School University of Massachusetts Lowell
Location Lowell, Massachusetts
Founded 1979
Director Daniel Lutz
Members About 100
Uniform White and blue jacket, black pants, blue and white shako

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Marching Band has about 100 members and is directed by Daniel Lutz and assisted by Debra-Nicole Huber, as of 2014. The band acts as an exhibition band, for the University of Massachusetts Lowell, performing for the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA), New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) and Musical Arts Conference (MAC) shows throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

In recent years, the band has performed hits from Queen and other artists, as well as other music arranged by director Daniel Lutz.

History[edit]

The trumpet section in 2009

The UMass Lowell Marching Band forms draws its members from virtually every department in each of the colleges of the University. A band has been a major ensemble of the Department of Music since 1979.[1]

In its role as ambassador for the University, the Marching Band mainly performs in Massachusetts parades, clinics and exhibitions, and serves as a source of entertainment at University activities. There is also usually one performance in New Hampshire and Connecticut once a season. Performances have included exhibitions for President Bill Clinton and the governor of Massachusetts, band festivals and televised performances seen by audiences of thousands.[1] Additionally, they recently performed at a United States Senate debate between incumbent Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren.[2]

The Marching Band's musical program is specially arranged for the ensemble, drawn from the classics, jazz, rock and popular idioms. Music and motion are combined through original visual design. The band consists of instrumentalists, including guitar, bass and synthesizer.[1] The band does not have a color guard.

Instrumentation[edit]

The instrumentation consists of piccolos, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, trumpets, mellophone, trombones, baritones, sousaphone, and a variety of percussion instruments.[1]

Staff[edit]

Dan Lutz, director of the marching band
  • Daniel Lutz – director and wind arranger[1]
  • Debra-Nicole Huber – assistant director[1]
  • Peter Furnari – percussion arranger
  • Gilles Ouellette – visual designer
  • Eric Linsner – music instructor
  • Chris Fendt – visual instructor
  • Josh Chapman – visual instructor
  • Theresa Sabina – visual instructor
  • Ryan Steber – visual instructor
  • Kristen Sardynski – percussion instructor
  • Jim Morris – percussion instructor
  • Kevin Griffin - percussion instructor
  • Kate Jansons – pit instructor

Student leaders[edit]

  • 2014 - Kenneth Poore - field conductor, Miguel Landestoy - assistant field conductor, Kevin Goddu - assistant field conductor, Ryan Enos - drum captain
  • 2013 – Kenneth Poore – field conductor, Miguel Landestoy – assistant field conductor, Matthew Bruce - drum captain
  • 2012 – James Ham – field conductor, Kenneth Poore – assistant field conductor, Kevin Griffin - drum captain
  • 2011 – Kevin Webb – field conductor, James Ham – assistant field conductor, Kevin Griffin - drum captain
  • 2010 – Andy Chau – field conductor, James Ham – assistant field conductor, David Grant - drum captain
  • 2009 – Andy Chau – field conductor, Kevin Webb – assistant field conductor
  • 2008 – Anthony Beatrice – field conductor, Andy Chau – assistant field conductor
  • 2007 – Anthony Beatrice – field conductor, Joshua Conover – assistant field conductor
  • 2006 – Matt Perez – field conductor, Anthony Beatrice – assistant field conductor
  • 2005 – Matt Perez – field conductor, Steve Lee – assistant field conductor
  • 2004 – Theresa Sabina – field conductor, Matt Perez – assistant field conductor
  • 2003 – Mike Reidy – field conductor, Theresa Sabina – assistant field conductor
  • 2002 – Mike Reidy – field conductor, Ellen Campbell – assistant field conductor, Alexis Guay – color guard captain
  • 2001 – Greg Davis – field conductor, Mike Reidy – assistant field conductor, Holly Sullivan – color guard captain
  • 2000 – Aaron Goldberg – field conductor, Greg Davis – assistant field conductor
  • 1999 – Aaron Goldberg – field conductor
  • 1998 – Brendan LaFlamme – field conductor, Jamie Knapp – color guard captain

Shows[edit]

A mellophone player in 2013
  • 2014 – Music of Queen – Bicycle Race, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2013 – The Music of Santana – All I Ever Wanted, Dance Sister Dance, Smooth, She's Not There/Black Magic Woman, Everybody's Everything
  • 2012 – The Music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Yes
  • 2011 – Music of The Who – Selections from Tommy, Won't Get Fooled Again, Reign O'er Me, Who Are You
  • 2010 – Music of Rush – The Camera Eye, Limelight, Roll the Bones, Subdivisions, Tom Sawyer
  • 2009 – A Spanish Fantasy – Music of Chick Corea – Concierto de Aranjuez/Celebration Suite, Central Park, My Spanish Heart, Spanish Fantasy Part IV/La Fiesta/Celebration Suite
  • 2008 – Latin Laced Rhythm and Blues – Faces/Free, In the Stone, God Bless the Child, Malagueña
  • 2007 – Music of Queen – Bicycle Race, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2006 – Music of Sting
  • 2005 – Music of Pat Metheny – Imaginary Day, Heat of the Day, Beat 70, Minuano
  • 2004 – Music of Phil Collins- Los Endos Suite, The West Side, Chips & Salsa
  • 2003 – Channel One Suite – Bill Reddie, Third Wind – Pat Metheny
  • 2002 – Tapestry of Nations – Gavin Greenaway, Reflections of Earth – Gavin Greenaway, Minuano – Pat Metheny, First Circle – Pat Metheny
  • 2001 – Day One, Santorini, Baroque Samba, Episode, Back Home
  • 2000 – Los Endos Suite – Phil Collins, Night Streets – Chick Corea, Concierto de Aranjuez – Chick Corea, La Fiesta/Celebration Suite – Chick Corea
  • 1999 – Threshold – Patrick Williams, Spring – Matrix, The Musician – Chick Corea, MalagueñaErnesto Lecuona
  • 1998 – Malagueña – Ernesto Lecuona, Central Park – Chick Corea, My Spanish Heart – Chick Corea, Third Wind – Pat Metheny

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Marching Band". University of Massachusetts Lowell. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Andersen, Travis (October 7, 2012). "Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren both on hand for Columbus Day parade in East Boston". The Boston Globe. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 

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